US Civil War 13th Pennsylvania Regiment Bucktails Company 'D' Forage Cap Union
Reproduction US Civil War Union Forage Cap of the 13th Pennsylvania Regiment, 'D Company a.k.a. "Thirteenth Pennsylvania Reserve Regiment", "42nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry", the "1st Pennsylvania Rifles", "Kane's Rifles", or simply the "Bucktails". Raised in Warren County Pennsylvania.
The list of features are:
- aged to look 150+ years old
- 'Subdued & aged' Genuine Bucktail
- 'Yellow Metal' company 'D' badge suitable aged
- peak in leather, varnished, cracked and wrinkled
- dry and intact headband
- US makers label on inside
- buckle & buttons to chinstrap suitably aged
- genuine moss growth across areas
- genuine moth holes throughout!
Genuine kepis are extremely rare and command very high prices when they do come on the market. This is an opportunity to buy a reproduction kepi at an affordable price but with the look and feel of the genuine article. Our kepis are probably the best reproductions currently available.
The "Rifles" designation was a holdover from the days when soldiers who carried rifled weapons were a special outfit, and the Bucktails carried breech-loading Model 1859 Sharps Rifles, normally only issued to sharpshooters.
It served in numerous engagements including: Battle of Fredericksburg, Battle of Gettysburg and the Battle of Second Bull Run.
This kepi would make a great talking piece for your man/woman cave, study, Pennsylvania Office, Store, Barbers or similar places of work or play!